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BOONE, N.C. – Fans of NASCAR and the App State Mountaineers will have their worlds collide in an exciting way this Memorial Day when multi-time NASCAR champion Kyle Busch drives an App State-branded car in recognition of the school's Class of 2020.
Busch will take the wheel of the No. 54 car for the NASCAR Xfinity Series' Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Monday. The race begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be televised by FS1. Fans are not currently allowed at NASCAR races due to COVID-19 restrictions.
App State's presence in the Alsco 300 follows the appearance of the special show car that was on the Boone campus last Halloween for the Mountaineers' home football game that day.
In his last Xfinity Series start Thursday, Busch finished second in a field of 39 cars. A two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, he is also the all-time Xfinity Series wins leader with 96 career victories, nearly twice the second-place total.